Handheld tactical multi-band advanced FPA system

Period of Performance: 05/07/2012 - 02/07/2013


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 E. Oltorf Street Suite 400
Austin, TX 78741
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT: Nanohmics Inc., working in collaboration with Professor Gennady Shvets at the University of Texas at Austin, proposes to develop a handheld tactical imaging system for tunable band imaging based on a sensor array that can be fabricated directly on silicon, but uses a novel detection method that enables high selectivity/sensitivity over a broad spectral range from ultraviolet to long wave IR. The device will be designed for lightweight, low-power imaging applications such as low visibility environments (e.g. dust clouds, fog, etc.). BENEFIT: The proposed device will provide benefits in the following applications: Security cameras for target identification Industrial process monitoring Feature inspection such as printed circuit board failure analysis Airport security and screening Chemical and biological advanced warning Stealth barcode analysis